Software offers onboard inspection of machine tools.

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PC-DMIS NC allows for true onboard inspection of machine tools without need to transfer part to separate inspection station. Offering automatic work offset and tool offset adjustment capabilities, program communicates directly with machine tool controls in their own language. It includes offline programming capability directly from CAD, 3D inspection routines onboard machine tool, plus analysis tools, SPC, and graphical reporting.

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PC-DMIS NC Featured at IMTS 2006

Wilcox Associates, Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, will demonstrate the new NC module of PC-DMIS 4.1 at the IMTS exposition, September 6-13, 2006. The new module, the latest brand extension of PC-DMIS, will be demonstrated running onboard inspection tasks on various brands of machine tools throughout the show, including a CNC machine tool at Hexagon Metrology's own stand.

PC-DMIS NC brings sophisticated metrology capabilities to dramatically expand the capabilities of the traditional machine tool inspection probe, allowing for true onboard inspection with machine tools without the need to transfer a part to a separate inspection station. This capability can be useful in several circumstances. For example, when parts are too large or immobile to be conveniently moved to an offline station, certain checks can be made with PC-DMIS NC without moving the part. Also, intermediate steps in a machining cycle can be checked to ensure offsets are correct before proceeding-PC-DMIS NC offers automatic work offset and tool offset adjustment capabilities.

PC-DMIS NC communicates directly with machine tool controls, in their own language, but offers substantially more capability than the built-in macros, including sophisticated offline programming capability direct from CAD, three-dimensional inspection routines onboard the machine tool, plus analysis tools, SPC and graphical reporting.

Wilcox Associates Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, is the developer of PC-DMIS Measurement Software, the most widely used measurement software, with over 30,000 seats worldwide. The Hexagon Metrology business area of Hexagon AB is the world's leading provider of dimensional metrology products and services, manufacturing leading brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Romer, CimCore, Leica Geosystems, Leitz, DEA, TESA, PC-DMIS and Sheffield.

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